Smurfit Business School’s MSc ranked seventh worldwide

Posted 12 September, 2018

A global survey has ranked one of University College Dublin’s business courses as among the best in the world.

The MSc in International Management at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is now regarded as the world’s seventh best masters in management course, according to the Financial Times.

Its new ranking puts the course eight places ahead of its previous slot on the Global Masters in Management (MiM) top 50 list.

This improved standing places UCD Smurfit School among some of the world’s top business schools, said Professor Anthony Brabazon, Dean, UCD College of Business.

“This latest ranking achievement showcases our MSc in International Management programme, which achieves exceptional outcomes for its students.

 “We aim to provide a world-class education for all our students so that they can fulfil their potential and accordingly we benchmark ourselves against the top 50 postgraduate business schools in the world.”

The Financial Times’ Global MiM rankings assessed various factors, including the employability and mobility of graduates, the salaries they achieved, and the value for money the course offers. 

Among the 100 schools assessed, the MSc in International Management came first for mobility.

According to UCD, its graduates achieved an average 45% pay hike within three years of completing the course.

Much of the MiM’s top ten was unchanged compared to last year, with just three new entrants.

The MSc in International Management at Smurfit recorded the biggest improvement, while two of the school’s other programmes continued to rank in the top 50 global tables for 2018.

The MSc in Finance was ranked as the 36th best masters in finance, while UCD’s Open Enrolment course is listed at 48th when it comes to Executive Development.

In addition to the international rankings, UCD College of Business remains the only business school in Ireland to hold accreditation from three centres of business and academic excellence: EQUIS (Europe); AACSB (US); and AMBA (UK).

By: David Kearns, Digital Journalist / Media Officer, UCD University Relations